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Nigerian journalists detained for investigating alleged water theft

May 23, 2016 1:18 PM ET

Police and officials from the Benue State Water Board detained Pius Iroja Angbo, a correspondent with the independent Channels Television, and cameraman Mike Umele, for roughly four hours on May 18, 2016, Angbo told the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Chinese writer Tie Liu disappears from his home

May 20, 2016 11:34 AM ET

New York, May 20, 2016 - The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the disappearance of Chinese writer Huang Zerong, and today called on Chinese police to disclose whether they have him in custody, and why. The 82-year-old writer...

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Danish television crew detained by Qatari authorities

May 19, 2016 5:19 PM ET

Qatari security forces on May 5, 2016, detained three journalists for the state-run Danish Broadcasting Corporation, one of the detained journalists, Niels Borchert Holm, told the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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India jails reporter for accusing government of discriminating against Muslims

May 18, 2016 5:32 PM ET

New York, May 18, 2016 -- Indian authorities should immediately release Pushp Sharma, who is being held in pretrial detention for alleged forgery and incitement, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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BBC crew detained, expelled from North Korea

May 9, 2016 11:24 AM ET

New York, May 9, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the detention and subsequent expulsion of a BBC crew visiting North Korea....

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 8

May 9, 2016 9:21 AM ET

Police detain two men on suspicion of plotting attack on newspaper Police detained two men suspected of planning to attack the printing house of leading pro-government daily Sabah today, the newspaper reported. According to Sabah, suspects Hasan K and...

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Nigerian journalist arrested for news report

May 3, 2016 4:39 PM ET

New York, May 3, 2016 - Nigerian authorities should drop all criminal charges against journalist Jacob Onjewu Dickson and release him without delay, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Dickson has been held in pre-trial detention on incitement charges...

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Egypt police raid Journalists' Syndicate, arrest two journalists

May 2, 2016 4:27 PM ET

New York, May 2, 2016--Egyptian authorities should immediately release Amr Badr, Mahmoud al-Sakka, and all journalists jailed for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police on Sunday raided the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo, where the two...

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Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 1

May 2, 2016 9:41 AM ET

Leading Turkish journalists sentenced to five years in prisonThe Committee to Protect Journalists condemned a Turkish court's sentencing today of two journalists for the opposition daily Cumhuriyet....

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In Nepal, critical journalist Kanak Mani Dixit detained in corruption case

April 25, 2016 6:06 PM ET

New York, April 25, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Nepal to immediately release Kanak Mani Dixit, the founding editor of the independent regional news magazine Himal Southasian. The journalist, who has reported critically on the country's...

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